Writers' Trust Gala

Wednesday, November 25, 2015  
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Writers' Trust Gala on November 25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Host: Steve Patterson
Bonnie Brownlee and William Fox

Committee: Swith Bell, Martha Durdin, Rudyard Griffiths, Sharon Haward-Laird, Peter Kahnert, Jennifer Lambert, Marla Lehberg, Mary Osborne, Neve Peric, Patti Thorlakson, Luc Vanneste

Presenting Sponsor:
Writers' Trust Gala Presenting Sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal

The Writers’ Trust Gala brings together prominent figures from the business and literary arts communities and is one of the most prestigious events in the city. Each gala table features a Canadian guest writer—past renowned guest authors include Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Vincent Lam, Emma Donoghue, Adrienne Clarkson, Noah Richler, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Lawrence Hill. The Writers’ Trust Gala is a true celebration of Canadian literature and of the Canadian authors we are proud to support.


2014 Gala


Last year's gala was a celebration of Writers' Trust founder Margaret Atwood's 75th birthday. Thanks to star craftician Kalpna Patel, paper slices of birthday cake and colourful hardcovers adorned each table, complete with Margaret Atwood's inspiring quote: "A word after a word after a word is power."

Friends Alice Munro, Joseph Boyden, and Vincent Lam offered personal messages via a short video, which also feautured daughter Jess Atwood Gibson and a special song from partner Graeme Gibson. Melanie Doane's Uschool succeeded in surprising the self-proclaimed unsuprisable guest of honour with a ukulele rendition of "Happy Birthday," after which Atwood took the stage to thank the crowd, adding a few words in support of cultural creators. Read Margaret Atwood's speech

Whether you attended or are just curious, use the Writers’ Trust Gala App to read about our featured authors, discover some interesting facts about our birthday guest of honour, and more. Get it now at writerstrust.com/galaapp.



For more information please contact Joe Goulart:
416-504-8222 x243

2014 Sponsors and Attending Writers:

Presenting Sponsor
Authors Sponsor
  • Raymond James
First Edition Sponsors
  • Globe and Mail
  • Rogers
  • RBC
  • TD Bank
Hardcover Sponsors
  • Anonymous
  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC
  • Jocelyn Hidi

  • Latner Family Foundation
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Marla & David Lehberg
  • Toronto Star
  • WealhouseCapital
Paperback Sponsors
  • Aecon
  • AGF
  • Aird & Berlis
  • Alex Graham
  • iBooks
  • Broadridge Financial
  • Di Prata Family
  • CBC
  • Chestnut Park Real Estate
  • Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Douglas Knight
  • The Globe and Mail
  • HarperCollins Canada
  • Humber College
  • KPMG
  • Longview Asset Management
  • Nexus
  • Penguin Random House Canada
    2014 Attending Writers
  • Sally Armstrong
  • Margaret Atwood
  • David Bezmozgis
  • Claire Cameron
  • Adrienne Clarkson
  • Nancy Jo Cullen
  • Anthony De Sa
  • Gillian Deacon
  • Cherie Dimaline
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Robyn Doolittle
  • Cary Fagan
  • Charles Foran
  • Graeme Gibson
  • Kevin Hardcastle
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Miranda Hill
  • Ghalib Islam
  • Amy Jones
  • Joseph Kertes
  • Vincent Lam
  • Jim Leech
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • David Macfarlane
  • Linden MacIntyre
  • Lee Maracle
  • Sandra Martin
  • Colin McAdam
  • Jacquie McNish
  • Shawn Micallef
  • Colin Mochrie
  • Charles Pachter
  • Steve Paikin
  • Molly Peacock
  • Alison Pick
  • Menaka Raman-Wilms
  • Elizabeth Renzetti
  • Noah Richler
  • Naben Ruthnum
  • Mark Sakamoto
  • Carrie Snyder
  • Adam Sol
  • Eva Stachniak
  • Lynn Thomson
  • Paula Todd
  • Miriam Toews
  • Priscila Uppal
  • Michael Winter
  • David Young

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